Confirmation marks the point in the Christian journey where those who have been baptised as children make a firm commitment to Christian discipleship.

Through prayer and the laying on of hands by a bishop, the Church also asks God to give those being confirmed power, through the Holy Spirit, to live the life of discipleship.

Confirmation follows on from baptism. For those baptised as infants, confirmation will come when they want to make the promises made on their behalf at their baptism for themselves – usually in adolescence or beyond. For those seeking baptism as adults, baptism and confirmation will usually happen at the same service. In confirmation, the Holy Spirit strengthens our faith, equipping us to live as Christians in our daily lives.

If you would like to talk about being confirmed, please contact the vicar.